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#FAKE NEWS

# fake-news - Monday 18 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies FAKE NEWS

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies

A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.

# fake-news - Sunday 10 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections Google

Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections

“While the vast majority of ads on Facebook are run by legitimate organisations, we know that there are bad actors that try to misuse our platform,” Facebook said.

Jim Gavin denies reports that Jason Sherlock has left Dublin's management set-up

Reports this week suggested that Sherlock had left Gavin’s backroom team.

# fake-news - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Fake editions of The Washington Post handed out in DC Actual Fake News

Fake editions of The Washington Post handed out in DC

Photos of the fake papers quickly spread on social media today.

# fake-news - Saturday 29 December, 2018

From The Daily Edge Angelina Jolie shared the unusual explanation for why she has raised her kids without social media FAKE NEWS

Angelina Jolie shared the unusual explanation for why she has raised her kids without social media

Jolie also spoke about the likelihood of entering a career in politics.

# fake-news - Thursday 27 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It's just a sh*tfest. You can't parody the man': Waterford Whispers and satire after Trump Annual Book

'It's just a sh*tfest. You can't parody the man': Waterford Whispers and satire after Trump

Waterford Whispers founder Colm Williamson spoke to TheJournal.ie about the publication’s fifth annual book.

# fake-news - Sunday 23 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Der Spiegel to file criminal complaint against reporter who faked stories Germany

Der Spiegel to file criminal complaint against reporter who faked stories

Claas Relotius allegedly launched a fundraising campaign for the subject of an article he wrote, but the bank details provided were his own.

# fake-news - Friday 21 December, 2018

'False!' - Alexis Sanchez denies claims that he bet on United sacking Mourinho

It’s been reported that he won a wager with team-mate Marcos Rojo over Mourinho’s future at Old Trafford.

# fake-news - Thursday 6 December, 2018

From The Daily Edge The Travis Scott cheating prank proves that people believe what they want to when it comes to celebs FAKE NEWS

The Travis Scott cheating prank proves that people believe what they want to when it comes to celebs

And why faking stories for social media clout sets a dangerous precedent.

# fake-news - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Basically, I'm not dead': Former Ballybrack FC player reveals amusement at false rumours of his death Brack From The Dead

'Basically, I'm not dead': Former Ballybrack FC player reveals amusement at false rumours of his death

The Spanish footballer has reacted with amusement to exaggerated rumours of his death.

# fake-news - Friday 26 October, 2018

'It's all social media': Rodgers dismisses claims Celtic's Leigh Griffiths has gone AWOL

There were rumours that the Scotland forward had not been at the club’s training base since Monday.

# fake-news - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Manchester United dismiss Mourinho sack reports as 'nonsense'

The Red Devils have dismissed speculation claiming the Portuguese will be relieved of his duties this weekend

# fake-news - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ray D'Arcy rubbishes fake news Facebook posts that say he 'invested $5 million in Bitcoin' Actual Fake News

Ray D'Arcy rubbishes fake news Facebook posts that say he 'invested $5 million in Bitcoin'

D’Arcy says he is bemused by the posts.

# fake-news - Friday 28 September, 2018

From The Daily Edge That viral video you saw of a woman throwing bleach on men manspreading? Yeah, it's staged FAKE NEWS

# fake-news - Monday 10 September, 2018

Maguire: I was never close to leaving Leicester for Man United

The centre-back had been strongly tipped to move to Old Trafford after an impressive World Cup campaign.

# fake-news - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation FAKE NEWS

Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation

Mark Zuckerberg called the deception campaigns “sophisticated and well-funded efforts that aren’t going to stop”.

# fake-news - Saturday 28 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie British MPs want a levy on social media sites to stem fake news FAKE NEWS

British MPs want a levy on social media sites to stem fake news

A leaked report makes the suggestion.

# fake-news - Sunday 22 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Study finds 40% of people have a fictional first childhood memory Fake

Study finds 40% of people have a fictional first childhood memory

The authors of a new study said it is not until people are five or six that they form adult-like memories and some participants said they had memories from when they were babies.

# fake-news - Saturday 14 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Inside Veles, the Macedonian town that became a pro-Trump fake news factory 2016 Election

Inside Veles, the Macedonian town that became a pro-Trump fake news factory

Hundreds of websites and Facebook pages were set up out of the town in 2016.

# fake-news - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Real Madrid release statement after reports of €272 million Mbappe deal with PSG

French media claimed a world record deal had been agreed for the 19-year-old.

# fake-news - Monday 25 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tayto Park issues clarification that it isn't giving away five free passes to 500 families FAKE NEWS

Tayto Park issues clarification that it isn't giving away five free passes to 500 families

A scam had emerged on social media suggesting that the Meath fun park was running a giveaway competition.

# fake-news - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Toulon deny reports Chris Ashton has requested early release from contract

The winger has, in fact, asked for a contract extension with the French club.

# fake-news - Saturday 2 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Fake news in the referendum: Did you fall for it? False Memories

Fake news in the referendum: Did you fall for it?

UCC and UCD psychological study ‘implanted’ false memories in survey to explore how they might affect votes.

# fake-news - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm sorry' - Facebook boss faces European lawmakers My Bad

'I'm sorry' - Facebook boss faces European lawmakers

“And that goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections or developers misusing people’s information.”

# fake-news - Monday 30 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie LoveBoth says 'women can't be trusted' campaign poster is fake FAKE NEWS

LoveBoth says 'women can't be trusted' campaign poster is fake

LoveBoth has sought to clarify that this poster is not part of its campaign, nor was the use of the organisation’s logo or name authorised.

# fake-news - Sunday 29 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row FAKE NEWS

Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row

“If you don’t smile they will say he was terrible. He couldn’t take it. If you do smile, they will say what was he smiling about.”

# fake-news - Saturday 28 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Irish news story or fake news? Quiz

Quiz: Irish news story or fake news?

Can you tell the difference?

# fake-news - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Angry Buffon rubbishes talk of rift with teammate

The goalkeeper was reported to have let rip at Medhi Benatia after Kalidou Koulibaly scored in the final minute in Turin.

# fake-news - Thursday 12 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Facebook has started giving Irish users tips to spot fake news Clampdown

Facebook has started giving Irish users tips to spot fake news

Facebook says that improving news literacy is a priority.

# fake-news - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Zuckerberg says no: Facebook CEO turns down request to appear before British MPs Zuck Out

Zuckerberg says no: Facebook CEO turns down request to appear before British MPs

The company has offered to send two other executives.

Liverpool's Emre Can hits out at 'false stories' regarding his future

Reports in England have claimed Liverpool will have to offer £200,000 a week to convince Can to stay.

# fake-news - Monday 26 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Malaysian government proposes 10 year jail term for 'fake news' Crackdown

Malaysian government proposes 10 year jail term for 'fake news'

The law, if passed, would include foreign media.

# fake-news - Sunday 11 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter FAKE NEWS

False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter

Falsehoods are 70% more likely to be retweeted than the truth, new research has found.

# fake-news - Thursday 1 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed?

The social network has reported a fall of 5% in the amount of time spent on its site since it moved to prioritise human interactions over media and business updates last month.

# fake-news - Thursday 25 January, 2018

'I'm not Donald Trump' - England boss Jones piles the pressure on Schmidt's Ireland

The Australian is taking an interesting slant on the upcoming Six Nations.

# fake-news - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis warns against 'fake news' and compares it to the story of Adam and Eve To Be Frank

Pope Francis warns against 'fake news' and compares it to the story of Adam and Eve

Fake news was popularised as a phrase by Donald Trump.

Sanchez denies Henry told him to leave Arsenal

Both Sanchez and Henry deny the claims the Frenchman had a part to play in the move.

# fake-news - Thursday 18 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Trump faces heavy criticism as he reveals his 'Fake News Awards' winners Donald Trump

Trump faces heavy criticism as he reveals his 'Fake News Awards' winners

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is to be adapted for TV.

# fake-news - Sunday 14 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Clickbait: 'Reliable sources of news are beginning their own digital, tabloid-lite adventure' Opinion

Clickbait: 'Reliable sources of news are beginning their own digital, tabloid-lite adventure'

But that’s fine, because debunking dodgy writing is really a lot of fun, writes Richard MacCarthy.

# fake-news - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'Stop spreading s**t': Isco slams claims he refused to warm up during Clasico

And Zinedine Zidane has defended his decision to start Mateo Kovacic.

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